The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 13 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 48 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.41% 2.51% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.40% 3.33% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 2
Average daily rate £513 £328 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.48% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £247 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £62.50 - £34.68
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 - £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 - £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 330 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.55% 75.34% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 184 273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 57
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.60 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 13 £550 -
Brentwood -2 4 £625 +38.88%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Scrum
2 32 (44.44%) Middleware
2 32 (44.44%) Open Source
2 32 (44.44%) WSO2
3 30 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (40.28%) TDD
5 27 (37.50%) Kanban
6 25 (34.72%) REST
7 23 (31.94%) Puppet
7 23 (31.94%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (31.94%) Jenkins
8 22 (30.56%) Java
9 21 (29.17%) JSON
9 21 (29.17%) Subversion
9 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
10 20 (27.78%) Oracle
10 20 (27.78%) OO
11 19 (26.39%) XML
12 18 (25.00%) Web Services
13 16 (22.22%) User Stories
13 16 (22.22%) XSD
13 16 (22.22%) .NET
13 16 (22.22%) J2EE
13 16 (22.22%) Google
14 15 (20.83%) XSLT
14 15 (20.83%) Apache Camel
15 14 (19.44%) MySQL
16 13 (18.06%) Finance
16 13 (18.06%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (15.28%) Apache ServiceMix
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (8.33%) JBoss
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (4.17%) Confluence
6 2 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.39%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.78%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) HTTP
2 10 (13.89%) SSL
2 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MySQL
2 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (5.56%) DataStage
6 4 (5.56%) WebFOCUS
7 3 (4.17%) Big Data
8 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.78%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (31.94%) Jenkins
2 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 21 (29.17%) Subversion
3 4 (5.56%) EasyMock
3 4 (5.56%) Mockito
4 3 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) PVCS
6 1 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) Senior Developer
2 17 (23.61%) SOA Developer
3 15 (20.83%) Architect
4 14 (19.44%) Java Developer
5 13 (18.06%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior ASP Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
7 8 (11.11%) WCF Developer
7 8 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) Middleware
2 25 (34.72%) REST
3 21 (29.17%) JSON
4 19 (26.39%) XML
5 18 (25.00%) Web Services
6 16 (22.22%) .NET
6 16 (22.22%) J2EE
6 16 (22.22%) XSD
7 15 (20.83%) Apache Camel
7 15 (20.83%) XSLT
8 13 (18.06%) SOAP
9 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.50%) WCF
10 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (11.11%) HTML
10 8 (11.11%) WPF
11 7 (9.72%) Ajax
11 7 (9.72%) CSS
11 7 (9.72%) HTML5
12 6 (8.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 2 (2.78%) Social Media
2 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.39%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Unix
3 9 (12.50%) Windows
4 7 (9.72%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (2.78%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Open Source
2 32 (44.44%) Scrum
3 30 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (40.28%) TDD
5 27 (37.50%) Kanban
6 20 (27.78%) OO
7 16 (22.22%) User Stories
8 11 (15.28%) API Design
8 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
8 11 (15.28%) TOGAF
9 9 (12.50%) Coaching
10 8 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.11%) MVC
10 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.94%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) Java
2 9 (12.50%) C#
2 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (6.94%) C
4 4 (5.56%) Ruby
4 4 (5.56%) Scala
5 3 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (2.78%) ANSI C
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.72%) COBIT
2 7 (9.72%) ISO27002
3 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (31.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) WSO2
2 20 (27.78%) Oracle
3 16 (22.22%) Google
4 8 (11.11%) DevExpress
5 4 (5.56%) Teradata
6 2 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (2.78%) BEA
6 2 (2.78%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.78%) Software AG
7 1 (1.39%) Capita
7 1 (1.39%) FatWire
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.39%) Omniture
7 1 (1.39%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.39%) webMethods